Lebourg, Albert


Impressionism, the partakers of the expositions:

Albert Lebourg


a neglected Impressionist


Was Albert Lebourg an Impressionist?
Lebourg is hardly mentioned in sources on Impressionism. And if so, he is just summoned as a partaker of the 4th and 5th exposition in 1879 + 1880. Lebourg had contacts with ‘impressionists’ like Boudin, Degas, Guillaumin, Monet, Pissarro and Sisley, but was not very close with them. Being in Alger from 1872-77 he was not involved in the first ‘impressionist’ expositions. Still, exhibiting 30 works in 1879 and 20 in 1880 Lebourg is treated as a sort guest of honour. Why Lebourg stopped exhibiting with the Impressionists is unclear. But we can conclude that he was just a side-figure within the ‘impressionist’ art-movement.
In his numerous landscapes Lebourg rendered the influence of season, time of day and weather. At least 1890 onwards he consequently rendered this influence in the titles of his works, see thematical overview and account. Earlier he also rendered in the titles the location. But Lebourg painted also in his studio, not only en-plein-air. Lebourg also used more greyish and brownish colours, namely when rendering cloudy, foggy and wintery scenes. But often his palet is quite bright. In his later works the used colours can be slightly unnatural. Looking at his dated paintings it seems that Lebourg alternately used more colourful tones and another time more subdued colours. For the shades (in his later years) he used bluish and purple hues. His brushstroke is loose. Sometimes he uses juxtaposed brushstrokes, but doesn’t do so consequently, this can make his paintings less vibrating. But overall we can conclude that Lebourg used many elements of an impressionist style. Therefore it is a pity that he is so little mentioned and acknowledged in sources on Impressionism.

Lebourg joined the ‘impressionist’ expositions in 1879 and 1880 with many works:
Albert Lebourg joined the ‘impressionist’ expositions only in 1879 and 1880, but he showed a large amount of art-works, namely 50. So you could say he was treated as a guest of honour. According to Walther Lebourg was invited by Degas (R3,p336), according to Monneret this was the art-dealer Portier (M88I,p426;aR1).
At the 4th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1879 Lebourg showed 30 works (catalogue numbers 108-137) (R2,p268/9). Lebourg showed 11 works made in Alger, 7 Marines and 10 drawings. Many reviews just shortly referred to his charcoal drawings, some really appreciated them. J. de Tarade was the only one who extendedly (and positively) reviewed Lebourg; he stated that Lebourg was more at his place at the Salon; still, he calls his oil paintings ‘rapidly captured impressions’. (Note: A remark of J. de Tarade could indicate during the exposition more works were added, but the remark is vaque and isn’t affirmed by other sources; R90I,p245. It also could mean that works that were in the catalogue, were hanged during the exposition. Still, Monneret suggests that Lebourg showed 32 art-works; R88I,p426)
At the 5th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1880 Lebourg showed 20 works, including 10 drawings (catalogue numbers 85-104) (R2,p312).  Many art-critics mentioned shortly his charcoal drawings, mostly in a positive sense. Not many remarked his oil landscapes, a few just mentioned some titles (in a positive sense). Javel reviewed that his landscapes are ‘painted by small strokes of the same size, applied one after the other like the strips of a parquet floor’ (R90I,p294), this sound impressionistic. But most don’t see Lebourg as part of the independant or impressionist school.
(Note: Some sources wrongly mention that Lebourg already exhibited in 1876; iR3;iR22).
See link for the exhibited paintings and drawings and for an account.

Albert Lebourg at the Salon:
Lebourg exhibited just one time at the Salon in 1878 and just two times at it’s successor of the Société des Artistes Français in 1883 + 86 (iR1). At the Salon he is called a pupil of Morin and later also Laurens (iR1). (Note: some sources wrongly mention that he debuted in 1883; R3;R88;iR3;aR11. Askart (wrongly) mentions he exhibited at the Salon from 1883-95; iR41).
Later on Lebourg exhibited with the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (=SNBA)  from 1890-1914 (except in 1905+6+7+8) (iR1;aR1). In total he exhibited 130 paintings (iR1). He was member of the SNBA from 1890-1914 (iR1) and maybe until 1919 (Note: Marques wrongly mentions this was 1893 onwards; iR24; others wrongly mention he was a member of the ‘Société des Artistes Français‘ 1893 onwards; iR3;iR22; Samuel Frère (1911) wrongly writes he exhibited till 1903; aR1).
See link for an account and an impression of his exhibited pictures.

Albert Lebourg at other exhibitions:
Lebourg also exhibited at regional exhibitions, probably starting in 1878 in Rouen (aR1) and anyway from 1902-1914, namely in Mullhouse (iR1). Albert Lebourg exhibited 5 paintings in 1887 with ‘Les XX‘  in Brussels (R88II,p210;R116I,p202;iR3;iR22).  In 1900 Albert Lebourg exhibited at 3 paintings at the Centennial exhibition of the Exposition Universelle. But Lebourg also had a whole room of his own showing studies called ‘Série algérienne’ exhibited at the Pavillon Algérien (or orientalistes) in the Trocadéro. This thanks to his future biographe Léonce Bénédite, who was at that moment conservator of Musée du Luxembourg (R88I,p427;aR7;iR261;R390). Lebourg received a ‘médaille argent‘ (silver medal) (R231/iR40;iR1;R3;iR3;aR1). In 1910 Lebourg exhibited 3 paintings at La Libre Esthétique in Brussels (aR2=iR261). Paintings of Lebourg were exhibited at Centennial exhibitions in 1912 two in Saint-Petersbourg and in 1914 at least 2 in Dresden (iR261). Works of Lebourg were also exhibited at international exhibitions.
There were also solo expositions held at art-galleries. In 1896 there was a large and succesful exhibition at Gallery Mancini in Paris showing 52 pictures, including 45 depicting scenes of Holland (R88;R9;aR1). In 1899 there had been exhibition with 50 paintings at Bernheim-Jeune; in 1910 there also was an exhibition (aR1;iR3;R88). In 1903 (10-30 November) there was a large retrospective (with 111 works) at the Rosenberg Gallery; in 1906 there also would be an exhibition (iR3;iR22;aR1;R88). In 1918 (12-31 January) there was a large retrospective called ‘Albert Lebourg, Tableaux, aquarelles et dessins’ at Georges Petit in Paris; the catalogue renders a preview of Gustave Geffroy, 269 art-works, including 216 paintings (aR4;aR11;R88;R3;iR3;iR15). 1923/11/03-19 there was the ‘Exposition de tableaux par Albert Lebourg’ at Georges Petit, of which the profits were for the victims in Japan; in the catalogue Léonce Bénédite rendered a preface; 160 paintings of many collectors are noted (aR5;iR17;iR15;aR1). The Durand-Ruel Gallery also bought his works (iR70).
See links for exhibited pictures and an account.

Albert Lebourg as an artist:
Lebourg visited the ‘École municipale (l’Académie) de peinture et de dessin’ and the ‘École des Beaux-Arts’ (1866) in Rouen (R3;R15;iR65;iR3;aR1). He was a pupil of Gustave Morin (iR1;iR3;iR22;aR1). He was also influenced by Victor Delamarre (R88;iR22). Walther states that around 1867 Lebourg was influenced by the works of Courbet and Manet (R3), but Monneret states he was instead inspired by the landscapes of Corot, Daubigny, Dupré and Isabey (R88;R15;R9;iR69). Lebourg was also inspired by Dutch landscapists like Jan van Goyen and Jacob van Ruisdael (R15) and he also admired English landscapists like Constable, Gainsborough and Turner (R88;iR70;aR1). Lebourg made his first studies en-plein-air in 1869 (aR1).
From 1872-1876 Lebourg was a drawing teacher at the ‘Société des Beaux-Arts d’Alger’ and / or the ‘École supérieure des Beaux-Arts d’Alger’ in Alger (R3;R88;iR24;R9;R16;iR65). Other sources mention he stayed until the summer of 1877 (iR3;R74;iR22;aR1). Lebourg was inspired by Jean Seignemartin, who stimulated him to abandon bitumen (R88;aR11;iR3;iR22;aR1). He followed a similar way of artistic development as the Impressionists, rendering the light and weatherconditions (R16;R15;iR70;aR1). Monneret writes “His palette brightened, bright colours predominated, the brushstroke became broad and regular, tones were laid side by side without being mixed: this was already impressionism” (R88I,p426). He made a small serie depicting the Admirality of Alger (aR5;aR11;R88).
From 1877-79 Lebourg studied in the studio of Jean-Paul Laurens and did preparations for an exam to become a drawing teacher in Paris, but at last he withdrew himself (R9;R15;R88;iR1;R3;iR24;iR22;aR1; note: some sources suggests he studied with Laurens before 1872; iR65;iR3. Samuel Frère (1911) wrote Lebourg left in 1888; aR1). At the Salon Lebourg is mentioned as a pupil of Laurens 1883 onwards (iR1). Later on Lebourg teached at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (iR69). Henri-Lucien-Joseph Buron and Robert Pinchon were some of his pupils (iR69). Lebourg gave advice to Alfred-Marie Le Petit (iR69). At some time Lebourg leaded a group of painters in Rouen, including Narcisse Guilbert (iR69), also called L’école de Rouen (aR1).

Albert Lebourg his painting style:
Lebourg distinquised two methodes for landscape paingting, which he equally appreciated: 1. painting in the studio from sketches, studies and memory, which is one of the most highly praised factors in art education today; 2. painting directly and exclusively on nature (aR1). In the titles of his paintings he often depicted the location. Lebourg often painted the same motive under different circumstances and spread across several years, sometimes rendering them with slight alterations, see also the topographical and thematical overview (R3;R74;iR22;aR1;aR11).
Lebourg often began with quick sketches in pencil or ink on school paper, then coloured them with watercolour, noting in the margins how the painting would turn out (aR1). His palet was quite light (R16). He used bright and fresh but seldom contrasting colours (R74). With small brushstrokes he rendered the movement of water (R16). He rendered the vibrating air (R74). Samuel Frère (1911) wrote: “Lebourg’s use of complementarity produces light vibrations of incomparable energy.” (aR1) Lebourg rendered modest and harmonious intervals of colours (R74). He expressed the subtle nuances of light variations that drown the forms (R9). He had a preference for moisty atmospheres, fogs and grey skies (R74;R9). In the titles of his paintings he often depicted the season, the time of day and weather conditions, see account and thematical overview.

Albert Lebourg, pre-Impressionist or Impressionist?
Lebourg can be seen as a follower of Boudin and Jongkind (R74). Some recon him to the School of Honfleur (of Saint-Siméon) (iR69). He missed the revolutionary élan of the Impressionists. His works are not provocative (R74). He worked very accurate (R74). Samuel Frère  (1911) doesn’t want to confuse Lebourg with one of those unacceptable followers of the so-called independent schools (aR1). Walther calls him a moderate impressionist landscapist, who captured motifs and atmospheric effects characteristic of the Impressionists (R3,p222+336). Others count him among the best Impressionists (iR65), painting in a luminous Impressionist style (iR70;iR3). Maurice Feuillet in a necrophilia in Le Gaulois Artistique (1928/01/24) called him the ‘master of landscape painting’, rendering ‘hymns of colour and light’, being ’the last of this famous impressionist group’ (aR1). Monneret calls him “one of the world’s most naturally and profound impressionist artists” (R88I,p428;aR11). Lebourg himself declared “I am an Impressionist in the sense that I am impressed by the present moment.” (R88I,p427;aR11)

Albert Lebourg within ‘impressionist’ circles:
Lebourg his most close contact was withHe also was befriended with Degas, Monet and Pissarro (R16;iR3). Still, Wildenstein (on Monet) doesn’t mention him (R22). Pissarro & Durand-Ruel mentions Lebourg just 4x, including a lunch with Pissarro in September 1896 (R116). In the 1880s Lebourg took with him Sisley and also Pissarro for a lunch at the art-collector Depeaux (R88I,p428;aR11). But, as Lebourg told Bénédite “I have known them all a little, but I didn’t have intimate relations with any of them. I have experienced and worked always alone… (…) I have had the most affectuous relation with Guillaumin (aR11;R88I,p428).
In a letter (1893/11/13) Lebourg expressed his admiration for Monet and Sisley: “Both men posses great … equal talents” (R166,p184). 1899/04/03 Monet invited Lebourg to support a sale on behald of the children of the departed Sisley (R166,p281). In 1897 Pissarro wrote about 25 works of Lebourg at an auction ‘all of them weak and really bad’ (R116I,p41). Leboug met Degas several times at mutual friends (R88I,p428). Signac made 8 sketches of a selection of these paintings of Lebourg (R39,p306). Lebourg also admired Cassatt and Renoir (R88). He also admired Boudin, especially his skies (aR11).

Where did Albert Lebourg live and paint?
Lebourg particularly depicted the Seine, namely in Paris and Rouen (aR1;R88). At least in 1879 + 1880 Lebourg lived at 3, Rue Jouffroy in the 17th arrondissement of Paris (R2,p268+312;iR9). At least from 1883 till 1886 Lebourg lived at 22, Avenue des Gobelins in Paris (aR1). From 1884 (or 1886) till 1895 Lebourg lived alternating in Rouen and Paris (R3;iR24). From 1888 till 1895 he (also) dwelled in Puteaux (iR3;iR22;aR1;aR11). From at least 1890 till 1914 he lived at 60, Rue de Clichy in the 9th arrondissement of Paris (iR1), maybe even till his death in 1928 (aR1). From 1902 till 1920 he had a studio in the Rue de Poissy in Paris, just south of the Quai de la Tournelle, where he had a view on the Notre-Dame (aR1;iR9).
From 1872/10 till 1877 (or 1876) Lebourg lived and painted in Alger. Starting in the late 1870s Lebourg painted along the Normandy coast between Dieppe and Honfleur (aR1;aR11). In the 1880s (around 1884-88) Lebourg spend time in the Auvergne, namely in Pont-du-Château (R3;R15;iR41;iR22;aR1;aR11). From 1895-1897 Lebourg made two travels to Holland (R88;R3;R15;R9;iR70;iR3;iR22;aR11; but the works he made in Holland are dated 1890-1906; iR24). In 1900 Lebourg travelled to England (R3;R15;R88;iR70;iR22;aR11; but I couldn’t find works he made here). In 1902 Lebourg travelled to Switzerland (R3;R88;iR22;aR11; or in 1900; R16). 1904 onwards Lebourg spent during several contiguous summers time in La Bouille, south of Rouen, and made almost 100 art-works here (aR1;iR9). In 1905 Lebourg travelled to Bordeaux and La Rochelle (R3).
Bénédite / Bergaud rubricated the Catalogue Raisonné per location: Ain (1CR=R390,no.1-7); Algérie (8-85+1923-61); Amiens (86-95); Auvergne (96-190+1803+4+1962-9); Chalou-Moulineux (191-238); Dordogne (239-242); Holland (+Belgium) (243-337+1805-35+1979-82); La Rochelle (338-378); Normandy, namely in Hondouville and also in Acquigny, Andelys,  Braseilles, Cléret, Montfort-sur-Risle, Muids, Nonencourt, Saint-Adrien, Saint-Martin-la-Garenne, Vernon, Vétheuil, Veulettes  (379-549+1858-65+1983-99); Paris (550-859+1866-95+2000-10); surroundings of Paris, including Argenteuil, Bas-Meudon, Billancourt, Bougival, Charenton, Port-Marly, Maison-Lafitte, Neuilly, Puteaux, Saint-Cloud, Saint-Denis, Sèvres, Suresnes (860-1190+2011-6); the harbours of the sea, including Boulogne-sur-Mer, Dieppe, Honfleur, Saint-Valery-en-Caux (1191-1294); Rouen (1295-1476+1896-1904+2017-48); surroundings of Rouen, including La Bouille, Croisset, Dieppedalle, (1477-1664+2049-58); Switzerland (1665-1694+1909-11). See also the topographical overview.

The collectors of Lebourg his works:
Many art-collectors did buy Lebourg his works, including Moreau-Nélaton and Depeaux, who left 30 pictures to the Rouen museum (R88;M12). Henri Vever, whose collection was auctioned 1897/02/01, had collected at least 25 works of Lebourg; his works were sold for high prices (R116I,p41+272). Bénédite rendered in 1923 an overview (R390,p391-401). The following art-collectors owned in 1923 about more than 30 works of Lebourg: Georges Bergaud; G. Danthon; Émile Daudré; Albert Debray; Georges Debray; Gaston Fossey; Lyonel Françoy; Meyer Goodfriend; Albert Guilloux; René Mondain; Docteur Paul Paulin; Roger-Milès; Henri Vever; Mme X. The Georges Petit Gallery owned about 141 works. Bernheim-Jeune owned just 18 works.  Several famous art-collectors owned just a few works of Lebourg: Comte Doria just 1 work; Gustave Geffroy 4 works; Claude Roger-Marx 4 works; Georges Viau 4 works (R390;R88;iR261). In 1923 just about 70 works were still in the atelier of Lebourg.

Albert-Charles Lebourg, a short biography:

  • 1849/02/01: Albert-Charles Lebourg was born in Montfort-sur-Risle (Eure) (iR24;R9;R74;R3;iR3;iR22;aR1)
    Also called Albert-Marie Lebourg (iR24;iR65;iR3), called that way at the Salon of 1878 and 1886 (iR1)
  • Lebourg came from a middle-class family (iR22)
  • 1865: Lebourg left the lycée of Évreux (aR1)
  • 1867: travelled to Paris (R3).
  • 1872-1877: lived in Alger. (aR1;iR3;R74;iR22). Note: several sources note that Lebourg stayed in Alger till 1876 (R3;iR24;R9;R16;iR65). But there are some paintings known depicting scenes from Alger that were dated 1877 (aR7;R390,no12+74). There is also one work dated 1879↓, so maybe Lebourg made these in his studio in France. There is also a drawing known made in Montfort-sur-Risle, that is dated 1876↓. So, this would plead for the suggestion that Lebourg returned in France in 1876.
  • 1873/09/08: married in Rouen with Mlle Guilloux (aR1;iR22;R3;iR3;R88).
  • 1877: moved to Paris (R3).
  • 1883-86: Lebourg dwells at 22, Avenue des Gobelins, Paris (iR1).
  • 1884/86-95: lives alternating in Rouen and Paris (R3;R88;iR24).
  • 1888-95: dwells in Puteaux (iR3;iR22;aR5); at the 1891 exhibition of the SNBA as second address is rendered: 15, Avenue de la Défense à Puteaux (Seine) (iR1;aR11;R88).
  • 1890-1914: dwelled at 60, Rue de Clichy, 9th arrondissement, Paris (iR1)
  • 1892 onwards: Lebourg also owned an accommodation in Rouen (aR11)
  • 1894/08/03: his wife died (aR11;R88I,p427)
  • 1899/12/-5 – 20: exposition at Bernheim Jeune (iR26)
  • 1903/06/27: appointed Chevalier de Légion d’honneur (iR1;iR3;iR24;iR65;iR22;aR1); one source mentions this was in 1906 (iR1)
  • 1903+04: Among the founders of the Salon d’Automne there was a certain Lebourg mentioned, also being a chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur; maybe this was Albert Lebourg; he never did participate.
  • 1903-04: Roger Marx, art-critic and ‘inspecteur des musées départementaux’ published an article in La Gazette des Beaux-Arts (aR1).
  • 1911: Samuel Frère published a book called ‘Le paysagiste Albert Lebourg (aR1).
  • Together with Albert-Gaston Guilloux, his brother-in-law, Lebourg brought up Charles Aimé Guilloux, born 1914/01/29, who was orphaned at an early age (iR70).
  • 1921: Lebourg was paralysed by a stroke (iR70;iR65;R88); or in 1920/09 (iR3)
  • 1921/02: Lebourg remarried (iR3)
  • 1923: Léonce Bénédite published: Albert Lebourg. The Catalogue Raisonné de l’oeuvre d’Albert Lebourg was compiled by Georges Bergaud: 1-1802 paintings rendered alphabetical per location↑ and ending with figures (1695-1705), flowers (1706-1750) and various (1751-1802); 1803-1922 aquarelles; 1923-2102 drawings, including figures and animals (2059-89); supplément of paintings 2103-2137. It includes an extended biographie (p5-296). (R390; see iR3;iR24/88750;iR15) (=1CR)
  • 1924/04/22: appointed ‘Officier de Legion d’Honneur‘ (iR3).
  • 1925: Lebourg had a stroke and stopped painting (aR1)
  • 1928/01/06: Lebourg died in Rouen (iR24;R3;R9;R74;iR3;iR22) or the 7th (iR69;iR3;iR24;iR22). He was burried at the ‘cimetière monumental de Rouen’ (aR1)
  • Lebourg left an oeuvre of almost 3000 works (aR1).
  • 2002/04/27 – 10/27: exhibition at Musée Fournaise in Chatou called ‘Albert Lebourg; un impressionniste au fil de l’eau’ showing 45 paintings and drawings; the catalogue renders detailed information (M253).
  • 2010: expo La Bouille 2010; Itinéraire Impressionniste sur les pas d’Albert Lebourg (aR1)
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Lebourg is hardly mentioned in sources on Impressionism. Even Adler in her Unknown Impressionists just mentions Lebourg in one sentence; still she renders two pictures (1988=R89,p31+no22+30). Rewald just sums him up as partaker of the ‘impressionist’ expositions in 1879 and 1880 (1973=R1,p423+439), so do others (R4,p217). Pool just renders one picture (1987=R6,p262). Denvir doesn’t even mention him in his registers (R5,p286 + R8,p422). Other books on Impressionism don’t render him at all (R17;R19;R20;R21;R86;R94;R95). Moffett doesn’t render one picture of the 50 he showed in 1879 + 1880 (1986=R2). Berson just renders 4 exhibited in 1879 (1996=R90II,p132). My main sources are Walther, who renders a short biography, short discriptive notes and 2 pictures (2013=R3,p674+222+383+313+383); Schurr&Cabannne (2008=R9,p453); Kostenevich, who renders 1 picture (1992=R15,p274+no54); Spiess, who wrongly calls him André and renders 2 pictures (1992=R16,p174); Monneret (1978-81=R88I,p426-8). Other sources are: Ferretti-Bocquillon (2001=R39), Maillard (1968=R74,p192/3), Pissarro&Durand-Ruel (2005=R116), Stevens (1992=R166,p184+281). On the internet my main sources are the extended website by Jean-Pierre Vallée (=aR1+aR7), the Salon database (iR1), Wikipedia (iR3), Joconde (iR23), RKD (iR24), gallica.bnf (iR40; detailed search iR40), Marques (iR65), Bénézit (iR69), Grove (iR70) and the additional references (=aRx). For other general references (=R) see. My main sources (for the pictures) from the internet are Wikimedia (iR6), mutualart (iR11); ArtNet (iR13); Sothebys (iR14); Christies (iR15); invaluable (iR17), WGI (iR22), Joconde (iR23); Askart (iR41):  images d’art (iR127); Meisterdrücke (iR155) ParisMusées (iR195), Gallerix (iR333) and Google images (iR10). For other references to internet sites (=iR) see. For other additional references (=aR) see below. See links for practical hints and abbreviations and for the subscription of the paintings.
See also the collections in musea: MBA Lille (=M17); AI Chicago (2x=M20); Cleveland MA (2x=M27); Getty Museum (=M31); British Museum (2x=M147);

For further reading:
Dewhurst, Wynford: Catalogue of an exhibition of paintings by Eugène Boudin (1824-1898) and Albert Lebourg. London, 1906. (see iR24/78047)
Bénédite, Léonce: Albert Lebourg (Catalogue Raisonné de l’oeuvre d’Albert Lebourg + biographie). Paris, 1923. (412 pages in French, representing 2137 works) (R390; see iR3;iR24/88750) (=1CR)
Centenaire de Albert Lebourg (1849-1928). Paris, 1949 or 1950. (see iR24/10504)
Cartier, Jean-Albert: Albert Lebourg 1849-1928. Geneva, 1955. (see iR24/112723)
Hommage à Courbet, à Jongkind et à Lebourg. Alger, 1959. (see iR24/25155)
Lespinasse, François: Albert Lebourg. Arras, Rouen, 1983 (287p) (R392; see aR1;iR26)
Auction catalogue: Atelier André Tondu, oeuvres de Lucien Mignon, 100 dessins par Albert Lebourg. Paris, 1986/11/20. (see iR24/180527)
Auction catalogue: Dessins, aquarelles, tableaux des XIXe et XXe siècles: Collection d’un amateur, exceptionnel ensemble de 84 dessins au fusain, au lavis et aquarelles par Albert Lebourg, etc. Poulain / Le Fur, Paris, 1993/03/02. (see iR24/68720)
Auction catalogue: Dessins, aquarelles, bel ensemble de 15 fusains et aquarelles par Albert Lebourg, etc. Poulain & Le Fur, Paris, 1999/03/21. (see iR24/72132)
Auction catalogue: Lithographies; (multiples) oeuvres sur papier; tableaux modernes; ensemble de dessins d’Albert Lebourg (1849-1928). Dumousset & Deburaux, Paris, 1999/05/01. (see iR24/69491)
Bénézit (1976,vol.6,p.508-10=R75; 1999,vol.8,p.383-5=R76); Busse (1977,p739=R77); Witt (1978,p171); Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (1999,vol.6,p135). (iR24)
Upcoming: Walter, Rudolphe: Catalogue Raisonné by the Wildenstein Institute. (R391; see R3,p674) (=2CR)


Additional references:

  1. albert-lebourg.org (extended website on Lebourg made by Jean-Pierre Vallée; including transcriptions of articles and books + pictures)
  2. “Albert-Charles Lebourg.” In Database of Modern Exhibitions (DoME). European Paintings and Drawings 1905-1915. Last modified Jun 22, 2020. http://exhibitions.univie.ac.at/person/ulan/500003210  =iR261; overview of contributions of Lebourg in exhibitions and auctions from 1905-1915
  3. 1906/05/29,Auction at Hôtel Drouot: “Vente Aux Enchères Publiques Des Tableaux, Études, Aquarelles, Pastels, Dessins, Eaux-Fortes, Gravures, Sculpture, Objets D’Art.” In Database of Modern Exhibitions (DoME). European Paintings and Drawings 1905-1915. Last modified Dec 12, 2020. http://exhibitions.univie.ac.at/exhibition/1095 =iR261; with 1 work of Lebourg: 52. Lebourg: Paysage, painting
  4. ia601201.us.archive.org (catalogue 1918/01/12 – 31 exhibition of works of Lebourg at Georges Petit; =iR19)
  5. ia800408.us.archive.org (catalogue 1923/11 exhibition of works of Lebourg at Georges Petit; =iR19)
  6. garystockbridge617.net/lebourg (drawings and paintings by Lebourg)
  7. albert-lebourg.org/catalogue  (extended website on Lebourg made by Jean-Pierre Vallée; including titles of the Catalogue Raisonné of Bénédice (1923) =1CR); see aR1)
  8. alger-roi.fr/mosquee (website on the Sidi Abd er-Rhaman mosque in Alger, including an article from L’Écho 1951/11/02)
  9. lesamisdelecolederouen.over-blog.com/lebourg (blog on Lebourg)
  10. travelfrance.tips/honfleur_lebourg (page with pictures of Lebourg made in Honfleur)
  11.   (Arnould, Marie-Agnès: Albert Lebourg; un impressionniste au fil de l’eau; exhibition catalogue. Musée Fournaise Chatou, 2002; M253)
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Recommanded citation: “Impressionism, the partakers of the expositions: Albert Lebourg (1849-1928), a neglected Impressionist. Last modified 2023/09/12.  https://www.impressionism.nl/lebourg-albert/